Drugs and Alcohol
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Telephone: 0800 9177 650
If you’re worried about your own, or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.
Telephone: 0300 123 1110
Change, Grow, Live
The hub acts as a base for services such as health and wellbeing interventions, assessment and recovery planning, clinical services and housing advice.
Telephone: 01452 223014
Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps
Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.
Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk
Cancer risk for Drinkers and Smokers
A recent study compared the risks of alcohol and smoking with developing cancers of the throat, breast, bowel and liver.
Many people know that smoking causes cancer but underestimate the risk of alcohol. The research showed that when compared to a teetotal person:
- If 1,000 men drink a bottle of wine per week an extra 10 men will develop cancer.
- If 1,000 women drink a bottle of wine per week an extra 14 women will develop cancer.
What’s the ‘cigarette equivalent’ of alcohol consumption?
The researchers next calculated the ‘cigarette equivalent’ – how much would you have to smoke to increase your cancer risk by the same amount as a bottle of wine?
- Five cigarettes per week for men
- Ten cigarettes per week for men
It is important not to under estimate the risks associated with alcohol consumption and developing cancer. If you would like to reduce your alcohol intake but are struggling please seek advice from local service Change Grow Live.
One You Days Off - Mobile App
The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.
Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off
Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off